|Hometown:||West Hartford, Conn.|
|High School:||Bowling Green State University (CCHA)|
AS A JUNIOR IN 2012-13:
Selected to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team…Appeared in 43 games…First on the Bobcats with 17 goals…Added 12 assists…Finished third on the team with 29 points…Led the Bobcats with seven power play goals and tied for the team lead with five game winning goals…Led the 2013 NCAA Tournament with three power-play goals...Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win in the season opener at Maine on Oct. 6…Assisted in the Bobcats lone goal vs. American Int’l on Nov. 6…Added an assist on Nov. 10 vs. Cornell…Scored two goals, including a power play goal on Nov. 16 at Clarkson…Registered an assist on Nov. 17had an assist on Nov. 24 at Massachusetts...Had a three-point performance with two goals and an assist on Dec. 29 vs. Neb.-Omaha…Scored the game-winner in a 3-2 win over Dartmouth on Jan. 4…Scored on the power play in a 3-2 win over Union on Jan. 12…Added an assist at Yale on Feb. 2…Scored the game-winner on the power play on Feb. 8 at Cornell…Netted the Bobcats’ lone goal on Feb. 15 at St. Lawrence…Added an assist on Feb. 16 vs. Clarkson…Scored a pair of goals, including a power play goal on Feb. 23 vs. Brown…Assisted on the Bobcats lone goal on Mar. 1 at Harvard…Tallied two goals and an assist on Mar. 2 at Dartmouth…had a goal and an assist Mar. 16 vs. Cornell…Added another assist on Mar. 17 vs. Cornell…Scored a goal against Canisius in Quinnipiac’s first NCAA Tournament win in program history...Added another goal against Union in the NCAA Tournament East Regional Finals on Mar. 31…Had a goal and an assist in the Quinnipiac’s NCAA Frozen Four victory against St. Cloud State on Apr. 11.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010–11:
Played in 36 games…Had two goals and one assist in a weekend series on Oct. 8-9 against Michigan…Had a point in eight of his first 11 games of the season…Had a team-best four-game point streak from Oct. 30 through Nov. 12…Had multiple-point games against Michigan, Notre Dame and Alabama-Huntsville…Named to the RPI Holiday Tournament All-Tournament team…Had the game-winner against Northern Michigan in the second game of the CCHA Tournament.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009–10:
Played in 36 games…Earned the 2009 Sam Cooper Trophy, awarded to Bowling Green’s leading scorer…Had three assists against Minnesota State on Oct. 9-10…Had two assists in a loss to Nebraska Omaha on Oct. 9…First career goal came against UNO on Oct. 30…Also had the game-winner in that game…Had a three-game goal-scoring streak from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7…Had two goals and an assist against Alaska on Nov. 14…Led the team with four power play goals…Converted on three of four shoot-out attempts.
Drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Draft…In 2008-09, played for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League (USHL)…Scored 32 goals and added 22 assists in 59 games
Son of Cliff Thomas and Joan Samuels…Has two brothers, (Trent and Taylor) and one sister (Jamiah)…Majoring in Communications…Born in West Hartford, Conn.